The following is a list of the prize money up for grabs at the 2014 John Deere Classic golf tournament for PGA players which is taking place this week from July 10th to July 13th, 2014, at TPC Deere Run along the Rock River in Silvis, Illinois.
The John Deere Classic is annually played one week before the British Open. So anybody who wins the 2014 John Deere Classic will qualify to play in the 2014 British Open.
The John Deere Classic is also notable because Jordan Spieth won the tournament last year when he was 19 years old. When he won the John Deere Classic in 2013, Jordan Spieth became the first teenager to win on the PGA Tour since 1931, a gap of 82 years.
As great as current players like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Rory McIlroy are, as well as all-time greats like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Tom Watson were, none of them ever won on the PGA Tour as a teenager.
The John Deere Classic has been played annually since 1971. D.A. Weibring (1979, 1991, 1995) and Steve Stricker (2009-2011) hold the record for most wins in the tournament with three each.
The total prize money fund for the 2014 John Deere Classic is $4.7 million. That is up 2.2% from the $4.6 million prize fund last year.
John Deere Classic prize money up for grabs for PGA golfers in 2014
- Winner - $846,000
The winner of the 2014 John Deere Classic will earn a nice paycheck of $846,000. Not the biggest paycheck on the PGA Tour by far, but who would sneeze at earning $846,000 for four days of work?
The $846,000 winner's share of the purse for the 2014 John Deere Classic is up 2.2% from the $828,000 that Jordan Spieth pocketed when he won this tournament last year at age 19.
- Second Place - $508,000
Second place at the 2014 John Deere Classic is worth $508,000. Zach Johnson and David Hearn split $809,600, with each player earning $404,800, when they tied for second place last year.
- Third Place - $320,000
Third place at the John Deere Classic is worth $320,000 in 2014.
- Fourth Place - $226,000
Fourth place is worth $226,000 this year.
- Fifth Place - $190,000 (estimate)
Fifth place at the 2014 John Deere Classic is worth roughly $190,000 this year.